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>> reporter: that's right. everybody i talked to said the kids do not have a community center. one man called them not having a safe haven. and investigators here at police headquarters say tonight bun one of those young people is in critical condition. three are in stable condition. several of them with multiple gunshots. >> heard pop, pop, pop, pop. >> reporter: we counted more than 15 casing markings left by detectives here at elm and van buren. bullet shattered glass and bent a doorframe. a 15-year-old male was shot at least three times. he's in critical condition. >> bullet hole right here. and i guess he tried to stop one of the bullets because it looked like one of his fingers was like snapped. i mean, it was -- it was really sad. it hurt me to see him like that. >> reporter: not far away, this grandmother, darlene van ryper,
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total us her 12-year-old grandson was shot in the right hip and foot. >> they had just gone to the store. and they were -- they were on their way home. and they just got mixed up in the crossfire. >> reporter: police tell us this is the fourth shooting in hedgeville since june 10th. some point to gang activity. others cite teens the street because the boys and girls club down the street is closed. >> they kids have nothing to do. in the summertime, they're running the streets. you know, they don't have safe havens. >> reporter: this dad says his mission is to keep his small children out of harm's way. >> i'm scared when i come outside. i look three or four ways before i cross the street. i've got three kids. very cautious of where i go with
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them. >> reporter: this evening police are not confirming or denying the presence of gang activity, but they say they don't have a suspect in the shooting. live in wilmington, nbc10 news. turning to the terror in orlando. >> as communities across the country mourn the 49 people killed in sunday's massacre at a guy club, there's no information about the gunman. >> we have more on the developments from our digital operations center. jacqueline? >> reporter: prosecutors are not speculating on whether any charges may be brought in the investigation to sunday's shooting. they said during a neuse news conference that it would be premature to talk about possible charges. authorities are looking into what the wife of gunman omar ma tebow keep knew ahead of time. we're also learning more about mateen's movements before he attacked. orlando's mayor today said mateen drove around the city and
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visited several locations saturday night. hours later, he began his assault inside the pulse nightclub. the attack that left 49 dead before police shot and killed the gunman. authorities have said they were looking into whether mateen was scouting disney world as a target. orlando's mayor would not confirm disney world was one of the stopt the gunman made saturday. mateen's father questioned the club's security. >> when 300 or 400 people comes to the business, they should have a good security. the lives of 400 people doped that business. it's easy for them to make money. maybe they had some kind sloppy security. >> reporter: in other developments, records revealed that omar mateen passed a psychological evaluation in 2007 as part of his application to be a private security guard. as for victims still in the
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hospital, orlando regional medical center says six people wounded in the shooting are in critical condition. president barack obama will visit orlando tomorrow. the white house says many details about the president's trip are still being worked out. president obama will meet with and offer condolence to the families of several victims. live in the digital operations center, jacqueline london. the tributes for orlando are pouring in across the world. ahead at 5, how the light will shine brightly for victims tonight. talk about a great day for a workout right on the water. nbc10 along the schuylkill river in fairmont park. a river breeze helped keep him cool. >> here's a look look. the forecast very different
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really depending where huh. that's where c -- that's why we're brooklyn bridging a first alert no matter where it is. >> sheena parvin through parliament of the year. -- changes throughout the year. we've seen resign in delaware. cloudy skies. then the lehigh valley, we have 83 degrees. that's a big 10-degree difference from north to south across the area. in new jersey, mostly around 80. pennsylvania suburbs around 80. philadelphia right now coming in at 77 degrees. so in easton now, the temperature's 83. going toward 9:00, dry. clouds are increasing, low 70s by 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. expect showers to be around the area. so we will be looking at a rainy morning commute. the early part of the morning commute especially. on radar we're seeing light showers moving out of the area.
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sprinkles leftover in south jersey. that's about it. more rain south and west. that's what we'll be watching into tomorrow. this could move in as early as the overnight hours tonight. here's your planner through the area. by 10:00 p.m., cloudy, 71. 6:00 p.m., rain, mid 60s. pennsylvania, rain pie tomorrow morning especially 6:00 a.m. through the lehigh valley, expect early rain. delaware, jersey, the shore, expect that to linger throughout the day. we'll look at the neighborhood weather and father's day forecast coming up. breaking news about a store we've been following all day. >> the remains of a little boy attacked by an alligator at disney world have been found. we have more from lake buena vista, florida, on the latest details. >> reporter: an absolutely
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heartbreaking update. just about 30 minutes ago from the orange county sheriff right here in the staging area. after more than 16 hours of searching, a heartbreaking news that the family waited all day to hear. the orange county sheriff telling us dive teams found the body of 2-year-old lane graves. who was reported missing by his father. his father telling us the gator took him from shallow water at a disney record and taking him into the water. he was found in the murky water not far actually from where he was reported missing. his body of found intact. you may remember officials, dive teams, people from florida fish and wildlife and orange county sheriff's office worked all through the night to try to find him. even using sonar technology to try to trace the gaidar. we're told his body was still intact. officials are -- trace the
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gator. we're told his body was still intact. officials are saying they're going to keep looking until they find the right gator. we'll listen to what the sheriff had to say about the search effort. >> at about 3:30 today, we recovered the remains of the 2-year-old from the water, and that body has now been turned over to the orange county medical examiner's office for an autopsy. >> reporter: and the boy's parents, matt and melissa graves, heartbroken, devastated. they came here from vacation on nebraska. on their third day here, what's supposed to be the happiest place on earth, they got this devastating news. the sheriff holding a promise, promising to find their son's body to bring them closure. >> rosario live for us in lake buena vista, florida.
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thank you very much. breaking news closer to home. this is in center city, philadelphia. crews on the scene of a boiler explosion at a steam plant. sky force 10 over the viola plant on christian street about an hour ago. the plan has been evacuated. no one was hurt. someone across the street was actually hit by flying glass. new at 5:00, in harrisburg, the fight is over the opioid and heroin addiction. legislators found themselves finding out about how the state alcohol and drug programs are faring in the fight. the secretary spoke before the house health and human services committee. both sides of the table, it's clear there are a lot of areas that need more attention and money. >> representative from delaware county yesterday tell me that this was the number-one initial his district. not property tax reform, not school funding. he said the people are more
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concerned about the opiate and heroin abuse. >> the representative said one of the biggest problems he's hearing from his constituents is about the lack of detox beds available across the state. nbc10 is committed to covering the heroin and opioid addiction crisis if our "generation addicted" right now on our nbc10 app. starting monday, construction will begin along the fairmount neighborhood. crews will be resurfacing roads to make it easier for traffic, bicycles, pes e peds extraneous. the -- pedestrians in the area. the work will take place from spring garden to 27th street. workers will post no parking signs 24 hours in advance. on the eve of the soda tax vote, mayor kenney spent time taking a tour of the start smart
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council. not all of the money on the drinks would go toward recreation and education centers as first promised. some would fund other projects. some say it calls into question the transparency of the administration. >> there's no bait and switch here. that's what the companies want you to think. >> if the mayor and counsel president expect the soda pass to tax. it would be the first major country to adopt this type of law. coming up, nbc 10 takes you on a tour of the one of a kind learning facility. plus, found in filth. all new at 5:30, the rescue force for nearly two dozen dogs living in "hellish conditions" at a jersey shore house. and donald trump calling for a weapons ban?
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why he wants to meet with the nra in the wake of the orlando nightclub shooting.
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the jury deliberating the fate of congressman chaka fattah just wrapped up for the day. we have more live outside federal court in center city with the latest development here. >> reporter: it was about 20 minutes ago the jury left for
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the day. they only have the case for about two hours. they spent most of the day getting instructions from the judge and started their deliberations at about quarter after 3:00 this afternoon. it was a day with no witnesses, no statements from any of the lawyers. after five weeks, the case is in the hands of 12 people who sat and listened to witnesses and looked at hundreds of pages of document. in front of them is whether or not congressman chaka fattah stole campaign money, took bribes and defrauded educational charities. the judge told the jury they will have access to the more than 400 documents in the case. the first order of business, electing a fourth person. the jury was redskinstructed ton looking at the 28 crimes against fattah and his four co-defendant. courtroom watchers say they don't expect this verdict to be reached quickly, although there are 28 counts in the indictment. each dvd is charged with a different number of counts. some more than others. the jury must weed through all of that and decide if they
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believe that any in the group willfully committed a crime. that's the latest from federal court. nbc10 news. turning to decision 2016. fresh off primary wins in washington, d.c., last night, hillary clinton and donald trump are back on the campaign trail today. trump held a rally inside the fox theater in atlanta today. the presumptive republican nominee ramped up his rhetoric about muslims and islamic terror in the wake of the deadly shooting in orlando. trump called for a ban on all foreign muslims entering the us and for stepped up surveillance now of american muslims here at home. hillary clinton campaigned in virginia where she called trump's plan dangerous. the presumptive democratic nominee for president held a national security discussion with members of the military community. clinton says now is the time to build trust in muslim community here at home.
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despite a loss in the district of columbia last night and the end of primary season, bernie sanders has yet to announce any plans to drop out of the presidential race. the vermont senator is expected to hold a news conference or a conference call with supporters come tomorrow. coming up on nbc10 news at 5:45, nbc10 talks with supporters of the presumptive nominee's. they'll hear why there is such a big push for pennsylvania come november. sky force 10 was over olney where a crash injured four people including pair of philadelphia police officers. the police officers crashed into a car outside a church at 4th and tabor road around noon. they were taken to the hospital to be checked out along with two people in the car. despite a $46 million budget gap, new jersey transit says it won't make cuts or raise fares. today, the agency's board heard details about the operating budget for the coming fiscal year. the gap is from a one-time
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payment to bus workers after a contract settlement last year. because of an existing savings account, new jersey transit can avoid cuts to staff or service. the atlantic city school district pulled a switcheroo today. >> the teachers became the students. nbc10 at the school parent center in atlantic city. elementary school teachers took on the role of students to learn a new launch curriculum designed by project lead the way. teaches students how to become real-world problem solvers using tools like wheels, axles, and levers. the goal is to get these teachers ready to teach the lessons. >> they get to experience exactly what their students will experience in the classroom. so they are experiencing the highs, the lows, and they're able to take that back to the classroom which will allow them to better help their students. >> the new curriculum will be taught to kindergarteners
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through fifth graders this summer. and well part of the area today had a beautiful day and still does. we did have rain south of philadelphia. we still have showers south of philadelphia. now we're seeing change for the center city skyline. overcast skies now. we're tracking rain for especially tomorrow morning. don't forget your umbrella before you leave tomorrow. at the bottom of the screen, your seven-day forecast is always scrolling with our new neighborhood weather. temperatures across the area, very different depending on where you are. it's because of the sunshine sle slerser have us the rain. -- versus the rain. 73 in dover. ten-degree difference. in delaware, 71 degrees. atlantic city temperatures coming in 75 degrees. quite a difference depending where are you today. trenton coming in 81 degrees. now it's because of the rain i mentioned. we've seen the clouds and showers in south jersey and delaware. a lot of those have moved off
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shore. right now we're really just looking at the shower activity. mostly along some of our shore points in cape may county. a few showers trying to move into the philadelphia area. this is really some light rain. that's going to keep moving off shore from cape mae. we'll dry out overnight. showers and storms to the west. we have a chance for most of the area tomorrow for rain, but there's a chance for thunderstorms especially in parts of delaware tomorrow. here's future weather. so as we go through tonight, clouds keep increasing. watch the rain getting closer by midday tonight. already by midnight -- by midnight tonight. already by midnight at burks, lancaster county. it moves in for the morning commute. 6:00 a.m., we expect heavy rain possibly sliding through south jersey and delaware early. we're talking before the morning commute. some could contain thunderstorms, even stretching through the lehigh valley for the morning commute. looking at 9:00 a.m., rain continuing. some of it could be briefly
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heavy. 2:00 in the afternoon, keep the umbrella handy. rain for parts of the area, then more breaks. by friday, rain shift to the south. best chance of lingering showers friday look like along the shore in new jersey and parts of delaware. for tomorrow, if you're in the lehigh valley, 74 bethlehem with showers. 73 west chester. our pennsylvania suburb, mt. airy coming in 73 degrees tomorrow afternoon. cooler with the rain. 72 haddenfield. 74 in trenton. along the shore in new jersey, around 70 degrees. maybe upper 60s even. and even for dover coming in around 6 degrees. if you compare philadelphia to the shore, tomorrow it's going to be a rainy day. friday we dry out. the shore has a chance of a lingering shower friday. in time for father's day, temperatures at the shore in the mid 70s. >> thank you. honoring the lives lost in the orlando nightclub massacre. why the view looking toward center city will be a little different tonight. plus, how a local high
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school is remembering one of their own killed in the attack. and a local teen with a zest for life and looking for a forever family. we'll introduce you to this week's wednesday's child. thanks for the ride around norfolk! and i just wanted to say, geico is proud to have served the military for over 75 years! roger that. captain's waiting to give you a tour of the wisconsin now. could've parked a little bit closer... it's gonna be dark by the time i get there. geico®. proudly serving the military for over 75 years.
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this week's "wednesday's child" is 14 years old, going into eighth grade, and is in a dance troupe. >> she has an interest in cooking and is looking for a forever family. vai sikahema introduces us to marta. >> reporter: first thing, we'll wash our hands. marta loves to cook, and baking is her specialty.
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today we're making pizza. how come yours is round? mine is shaped like a banana. she's the resident chef at s sur la table. >> thin hit that trigger there. >> reporter: you've done this before? >> no. >> reporter: never made pizza before? >> no. >> you're a natural. >> reporter: look, she knows what she's doing. marta loves school and cheerleading. she's a great student who loves science and math. >> go! hello. [ applause ] >> reporter: all that's missing is a forever family. she want one that's active and loves to go church. >> gets out a lot. like go out and stuff.
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nice, having pets. >> reporter: having pets means responsibilities. are there things that you've learned to do over the years in the house that would be helpful to a family dynamics? >> i know how to clean. >> reporter: clean? that's a big one. cleaning is a big one. >> i like to tame care of plants. >> reporter: marta would thrive as an only child with lots of attention but is open to anything, single parent or two parents. she just wants to be loved. >> she's a great kid. she's very sweet. really follows directions, very compliant. she is really passionate about being involved in her church youth group. that's really important to her and a big part of her life. >> reporter: that can go on the food network. >> she won three award at the end of the year. one for most respectful. one for most improved in math. and one for best score in reading. >> reporter: what do you think? should we try this out?
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>> yeah. >> reporter: let's toast with a pizza. >> okay. >> reporter: a toast to pizza. marta is this week's "wednesday's child." mm. you did good. >> thank you. >> if you'd like to make marta's dream come true or any dream of any of these "wednesday's children," search wednesday's child or call the national adoption center at 1-866-do-adopt. now we're all hungry at nbc10 after watching that. >> dinnertime. meanwhile, a push for pennsylvania. >> the presumptive presidential nominees setting their sights on the keystone state. all new at 5:45. nbc10 finds out the strategy from both campaigns as they try to win over pennsylvania voters in november. [ barking ] more than a dozen dogs rescued in new jersey from
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deplorable conditions and darkness. >> no daylight. they've never been outside. >> reporter: i'm ted greenberg. why the dogs could be months away from new home.
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20 young dogs have been rescued from what authorities describe as a deplorable situation in ocean county. >> shelters across new jersey are caring for the puppies that have h barely any contact with people. and new at 5:30, nbc10 has more
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from the jersey shore bureau on the story. ted? >> reporter: denise and keith, several puppies are being cared for at a shelter here in atlantic city. and even more were taken today from a second location linked to the same owner. [ barking ] >> reporter: they are easily frightened, especially by the sight of a person. >> everything is completely new to them. >> reporter: the four puppies now at the humane society of atlantic county are among 20 rescued from what have been described as horrific, miserable conditions. >> we could see how absolutely terrified the dogs were. >> reporter: authorities say the dogs, many about five-month-old, were being kemtd inside a garage -- being kept inside a garage in jackson township with no ventilation or windows. >> no daylight. they've never been outside. the first time they've been outside is here. >> they were completely covered with mats and feces and dried urine. >> reporter: many of the dogs are shaved. since thursday, red bank based home animal rescue removed 14 puppies from the garage. several ended up at the
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associated humane society's shelter in lacey township. then today, members of the rescue group say they took six more dogs from a filthy house in jackson about 15 minutes away from the garage. they say the same woman owns both properties. >> it's not right for any animal or person to live in conditions like that. >> reporter: the new jersey state spca is leading the investigation. a spokesman tells me authorities are still conducting interviews. at this point, no charges have been filed. >> they didn't see anybody except for the person there feeding them. >> reporter: rescue members say the dog's owner initially reached out to them saying she had become overwhelmed since. since the puppies are so scared of people, it could be months before they're ready for adoption. >> they have a lot of work because they've missed the most impressionable time with people as far as being handled. >> reporter: other than suffering from extreme stress, i'm told the dogs are in relatively good health.
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all of the animal welfare rescue organizations are in need of donations of money and food to help care for those puppies. live in our jersey shore bureau in atlantic city, i'm te ted greenberg, nbc10 news. a crackdown on people involved in animal fighting to be prosecuted under the state's racketeering statute. that makes it easier for the state's justice department to go after those who abuse animals. it carries stiffer penalties, as well. and nbc10 is proud to clear the shelter every year across pennsylvania, new jersey, and delaware. you could help thousands of animals find forever homes on july 23rd. turning to the terror in orlando. authorities are trying to piece together the gunman's movements and motives. meanwhile, community across the country including in our area are mourning the 49 people
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killed in sunday's massacre. the young evidence victim of saturday's massacre will be remembered at her philadelphia high school tonight. akyra murray just graduated from west catholic prep where she was a basketball standout. the school's holding a private vigil tonight at 6:00 in her honor. you can find more details on the nbc10 i don't want. her friend and philadelphia native patience carter was wounded in the attack. she detailed being pinned down in the bathroom with the shooter in horrifying details during a hospital interview tuesday. the ben franklin bridge will take on added color over the next few nights in tribute to the victims. this is a live look at the bridge. and once night falls, it will be lit with the colors of the rainbow. the bridge will remain lit in rainbow colors through saturday. you can see video and pictures of the tributes for orlando from around the world right now on our nbc10 app.
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police are searching for the man who they say robbed a september 11 in northeast philadelphia. take a look at -- robbed a 7-eleven in northeast philadelphia. take a look at this video. he demands money and lottery tickets from the cashier. the cashier put the items in a bag, handed it over. then the man runs away. if you have information about the robbery, call philadelphia police. new at 5:30, educators from one local school district took their fights for a new contract to the streets today. within the last hour, employees from chester upland school district held the rally. they marched from chester upland school of the arts to chester high. the teachers have worked under an expired collective bargaining agreement for three years and want long-term funding and a solution in place. the morning commute turned into a nightmare for these folks traveling on i-95 near gerard avenue. that was northbound. sky force 10 over a tractor-trailer in the fishtown neighborhood around 7:30 this
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morning. the truck hit a construction sign, then caught fire. the northbound lanes were closed for several hours. a 29-year-old reading man will spend the next 30 to 60 years in prison for killing a man he met on craigslist. tyrell young pled guilty to the murder of eric irvin. irvin was trying to sell a car in april of 2014 and posted it on craigslist. young responded to that ad, shot and killed and called irvin, and took the car. young used his cell phone to call and inquire about the car. police tracked the phone and arrested him. the popular home-sharing site airbnb has agreed to start collecting state taxes on behalf of those who rent out their homes. pennsylvania's 6% hotel occupancy tax will go into effect starting july 1st. hotel occupancy taxes apply when renting out a house room or apartment for fewer than 30 days. it's expected to generate about $1 million a year for out state. the former revel casino in
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atlantic city won't reopen for business today as planned. city leaders say new owner glen straub has yet to get a certificate of occupancy. he hasn't even submitted the paperwork yet. the city inspected the elevators andesque laters today. it isn't -- elevators and jesk later today. it isn't clear when tell open. and philadelphia is the home for the biggest fourth of july celebration. ahead, the neighborhood fun that's free for families in the days leading up to the big party.
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volunteers from lowe's home improvement short joined habitat for thumt spruce up a philadelphia community -- habitat for humanity to spruce up a philadelphia community. with a $75,000 grant, neighbors were able to rebuild the peace park. neighbors can't wait for the project to be finished.
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>> this means everything. this could improve a lot of lives in the community. all of us coming together is wonderful. >> this means a lot. generations that come will enjoy the space. i want to say again, let's go. keep it going. >> we are happy to be a part of habitat for humanity doing this. and we look forward to the next project. continuing to impact where we can. >> right now, lowe's has 400 projects going on in philadelphia. in the end, the thousand residents will benefit from the work that's being done. do you know a group making a difference in your community? we need your help to recognize their contributions. nbc10 and nbc universal are giving away grants to local nonprofits. we call it 21st century solutions. the goal is to support organizations that are implementing new and innovative programs. the application is our website, nbc10.com. the deadline is coming up. it's august 26th. first responders in atlantic
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county gave hundred of kids an eyeful today. students at the school in ann arb arboror township got to see the results of a ten-week drug resistance education program or d.a.r.e., for fifth graders. >> reporter: kids pledged to stay away there drugs. the strategies may be different, but the goal is the same -- win pennsylvania. why it's become a political battleground for the presidential nominees. and more rain in the forecast for tomorrow. not everybody saw it today. tomorrow morning, pretty much everybody will. i'll show you the forecast and the timing coming up next. new at 6:00, several southern states have dealt with confederate flag controversies. now there's a fight over the flag in pennsylvania's state
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decision 2016 coverage. a push for pennsylvania. >> the presumptive presidential nominees are setting their sights on the keystone state. nbc10 spoke with those helping both campaigns about their strategies to win over voter.
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lauren? >> reporter: hillary clinton and donald trump are going about running for president differently. her campaign is bigger. both sides acknowledge that. but although they have different strategies, they are both after the same thing -- pennsylvania. it started in pittsburgh. first a visit from donald trump, then yesterday -- [ cheers ] -- hillary clinton. the push for pennsylvania is on. >> you can't just say i'm going to focus here and here and ignore this part. >> reporter: marlon marshall is a key director in the clinton campaign. this day he was visiting the philadelphia headquarters. tell me how you look at pennsylvania. >> i think pennsylvania is -- can look like america. you have different -- a little bit of everything in pennsylvania. >> reporter: they're building a big operation of paid staff and volunteers. he won't say how many but says expect to see them knocking on doors, showing up in barber
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shops, beauty salons, and churches. >> we're going to be organizing across the entire state. it's going to be a state that's important to us. one that, you know, weiner -- democrats were successful in in recent history. we want to stay successful. we need to get 200 something electoral vote. >> reporter: trump has his sights set here, too. what do you think puts pennsylvania in play this time around? >> i think it's trump's appeal to blue collar voter. >> reporter: on the republican side, it's local chairs like this working on the ground. he says new voters from the primary seem to be staying. >> these people have never been involved in politics before. now they're becoming committee people like, how do i become a ward leader down the line? i would like to run. how i do work inside on the election -- >> reporter: did they get involved because of donald trump? >> 100% because of donald trump. >> reporter: in the clinton campaign, they are also looking to expand the electorate. that means registering voters and also keeping the ones bernie sanders brought in.
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the clinton campaign plans to have unity meetings where they invite people whether they originally invited clinton or sanders to talk about building the campaign together. nbc10 news. all new details rebloifd this year's revamp -- released this year about the revamped wawa festival. >> the new home for the big's birthday party. -- nation's biggest birthday party. the ben franklin parkway will host the fireworks show and concert to wrap up the festival. today during an event at city hall, we learned more about what to expect prior to that. the highlights include two free days at the constitution center, june 30th and july 2nd. there will be seven movie nights in different neighborhoods. it's parts of an effort to scatter -- it's part of an effort to scatter events throughout the city. >> it's important to ingrate everyone in our community into the celebration. when the country was first founded, it didn't include
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everybody. didn't include african-americans, didn't include women. we've been moving year after year toward full inclusion and democracy. i think it's important to people in in letting our neighborhoods feel part of the democratic process. >> the festival is expanding the go forth and learn events that every philadelphia free library holds. and count on nbc10 for everything you need to know about wawa welcome america. look for schedules on the nbc10 app and nbc.com. changing of the guard lit tracey nea-- literally at the training center. there was a change of watch and retirement ceremony. he served more than 30 years and planned to get out, but said the immense pride that came from pulling people from the ocean kept him in. we appreciate his service.
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a beautiful day for parts of the area. if you were in delaware or new jersey, you at least saw some light showers around. here's a live look over the skyline. overcast skies, earlier we were sunny. now we're starting to see changes. don't forget your seven-day forecast is always scrolling at the bottom of the screen for you, too. you'll never miss that even if we go into your father's day weekend. philadelphia, 77. the winds are breezy right around 12 miles per hour. as we go into tomorrow, we're going to be looking at rain around for the morning commute. it's different from what we see now. in delaware, temperature 73 degrees. lehigh valley, sunny and 80. a difference from north to south. south of philadelphia, that's where the cloud cover has been. that's where the rain has been. a look at the neighborhood temperatures, greenville, 74. 76 in odessa. 73 in middletown. if you're in kent county, dover, 75. then if we get closer to the
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beaches in sussex county, we're seeing temperatures more like 60s. 69 long neck. 67 in dewey beach with a south wind. also the overcast skies. that's where we've seen showers. weather headlines, we'll stay mostly dry for tonight. overnight, that's when the showers start to move back in. then tomorrow morning, the rain will be here. and a chance for thunderstorms farther south. the best chance at this point looks like delaware, maybe parts of south jersey in the morning. we go into the weekend, and we're looking nice and dry in time for your father's day. live look at the radar right now. maybe a few sprinkles trying to move along the shore. maybe a few sprinkles through the philadelphia area at best. all the rain we're watching tomorrow is back to the west. showers and thunderstorms there. and we'll be seeing them moving in early in the morning. here's future weather. tonight, we basically stay dry. look at the showers approaching by 12:30 tonight, around midnight. a big area of showers, possibly thunderstorms just off to the west approaching the philadelphia area. then they move through parts of
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delaware and south jersey for the earliest part of the community -- earliest part of the commute. you could run into heavy rain between 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. the rain should be continuing for most of the area. for the morning commute through the afternoon, we still expect showers around. then we go into friday. that you will starts to shift to the south. we'll see gradual clearing from north to south on. friday, the best chance of a lingering shower would be in new jersey or delaware. so we go into your weekend not looking too bad. again, that north-to-south clearing on friday. we'll see temperatures around 80 degrees. then the best rain chance along the shore and in delaware, saturday, sunny, low 80s. father's day, sunny, mid 80s. >> thank you. lester holt joins us from the nbc studios in new york. >> good evening, what's coming up on "nightly news"? >> hey, tonight the disney alligator attack of the young child. we'll look at who disney may have known about the gator threat on the property.
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what the wife of the orlando shooter is saying about the night he walked out the door, and what she feared. and will the shooting break the gun control stalemate in congress? that's coming up at 6:30 for "nbc nightly news." back to you. >> thank you very much. 40 minutes from now. a new learning space for students outside the classroom. next, nbc10 takes you inside the local elementary school for an interactive experience.
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a one of a kind outdoor learning space for kids in south philadelphia that will give them interactive experiences in s.t.e.m. subjects. >> nbc10's pamela osborne goes inside the chester arthur elementary school for a look at the space. >> reporter: if children are our future, this new interactive outdoor classroom will put students here at chester arthur school a step ahead of the rest. >> for me, this is a part of creating that pipeline of creating high quality educational opportunities for our young people. >> reporter: as a new dad himself, the councilman says he sees the value in the million-dollar-plus transformation that's about to take place and so do the kids. >> science and school will never be the same. in science we never did nothing like that.
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>> reporter: when marquan marion was in kindergarten, he said all there was was concrete and a basketball hoop. he's excited to see how the next generation of youngsters interact with the new s.t.e.m. lab learning design. >> get a new playground now and move trees and stuff, it will give kids an opportunity to learn about their animals and plant. >> reporter: there will be a s.t.e.m. lab which will help students understand how storm water works, a motion lab, and a space for composting and growing plants. the habitat lab is what has sixth grader nafesa jackson excited the most. >> i think the neatest part is the creek and stuff because i never thought that they really could add water to a schoolyard. >> reporter: this is made possible by donors like the william penn foundation and grants from the water and redevelopment programs. for this precious gift, students here could only say one thing -- >> thank you. >> very nice. that was nbc10's pamela osborne reporting. nbc10 news at 6:00 is next.
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>> here's more. >> reporter: coming up next on nbc10 news at 6:00, changing the face of the force. one local police department is looking for new kinds of recruits. we'll tell you who they want to put in blue. parts of our area saw rain today and more of us will see rain tomorrow. i'll show you what to expect and when coming up. will it pass or fizzle? next on nbc10 news at 6:00, a preview of the vote on philadelphia's proposed soda tax.
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it's an issue that's ignited cautions and sparked protests on both sides. this time tomorrow, we could know if a new soda tax will go into effect in philadelphia. good evening. council members will vote on the proposed tax increase on sugary drink tomorrow. the controversial proposal would pay for educational programs and improving of recreation centers. new details about how the money will be spent is being used by the opposition in a last-ditch effort to derail the plan. nbc10's andrea kline thomas joins with us more on the debate. andr andrea? >> reporter: the mayor says that that criticism is coming straight from the soda industry. he says it will not work. he and the council president
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expect the soda tax to pass even if council members have lingering questions. on the eve of the monumental soda tax vote, mayor jim kenney continues to make his pitch at the smart center pre-k. >> it's never a done deal in government politics. you work hard up until the very vote. i think we'll be fine. >> reporter: the 1.5 cents-per-ounce tax would pay for pre-k expansion and improvement of recreation centers. that's not all. criticism reignited when it was realized that more than 10% of the fund will be used for unrelated program. and excess will be put to the general fund. >> as we collect this tax and we begin to ramp up the programs, some of the money will sit in the general fund until it's ready to be spent on programs. >> reporter: curtis jones said council know all of the details even if it wasn't specifically highlighted by the administration. >> now for people to suddenly at the eve of this vote say eureka look what we f

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